Friday, January 14, 2022

Mark Pinsley In the Ghetto

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray A'town mornin'
Poor little baby Mark is born
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)
And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It is another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

While I have nothing against Mark Pinsley personally, I am leery of opportunistic politicians who springboard from one office into another. And that's Mark Pinsley. Almost immediately after his election as a South Whitehall Tp Commissioner,he announced he was running for Pat Browne's State Senate seat. He had not even been sworn into one office, but was running for another. After losing to Browne, he immediately ran for Controller and won. He's politicized that office with audits having nothing to do with county finances because he intended to run against Phil Armstrong. But then he dropped that idea to consider a run for Lt. Governor. Then he abandoned those plans to run again Browne again. But redisticting has thrown a monkey wrench into his constant electioneering.  Pinsley might have been drawn out if the district and he's hot about it. So he made the trip to the land of midnight payraises. There he had to make up a reason for being opposed to a plan that makes it impossible for him to run. So he opposed the idea of combining Bethlehem and Allentown because "we don't need a ghetto." 

This story was broken by WFMZ-TV.  It was also covered by Lehigh Valley Live and blogger Michael Molovinsky.  MM sagely adds, "[Pinsley's] promoters, aka Morning Call editorial staff, made sure that the story didn't appear on their pages. Expect the paper to shortly host a damage control editorial by Pinsley."

This is what people mean when they say The Morning Call plays favorites. The paper has been one of Pinsley's biggest fans.  It has been remarkably silent when he does something stupid, like his vapid suggestion for  both a Lehigh County sales tax and an earned income tax on ghetto residents in the middle of a pandemic. It even promoted his actually promoted his inane initiative to bring in blimps to ease LV traffic congestion. 

Wait a second, you might say. You play favorites, too, O'Hare. I do. But I have never pretended to be objective. I've only promised to be honest. The Morning Call is neither.

By the way, Pinsley said that his use of the word ghetto was a reference to what Jews endured during WWII in Warsaw. 

He must think we're really stupid.  

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Bernie, this is so informative. Upsetting but informative.

Anonymous said...

It's clear this guy is another jobless would be public servant, who likely couldn't get a real job in the private sector. It's time that voter's stop considering these political opportunists and only vote for competent people with real world experience. who

Anonymous said...

Everything about him is so disgusting and distasteful, he's an ideal standard bearer for Team Morning Call, which is administered by far away sophisticates who think even the Lehigh Valley's brightest progressives are a bunch of toothless morons in need of proper guidance from afar.

Mr B More Maximum said...
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Anonymous said...

It's what happens to the brain when you start drinking your own piss!

Anonymous said...

Part of me feels sorry for those hardworking sane folks living in Allentown area with so many leaches making money with all their efforts to help "the downtrodden" of Allentown.

Anonymous said...

Pinsley is a pinhead.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"B More Maximum," I decided to delete you bc your comment is a personal attack on Pinsley's family.

Anonymous said...

Our system breeds this type of person -- that is why are government from local to federal is so bad and also so corrupt.

Anonymous said...

I was in college during the crash and burn of the Nixon administration. I had a professor, who I didn’t really care for, who said something that has so been so relevant to my adult life. In a discussion about Nixon’s downfall he said, “this is what happens when people start believing their own PR.” In the nearly fifty years that have followed I’ve thought of that quote so many times.

Anonymous said...

Mark Pinsley turned me off when he first announced he was running in South Whitehall township. Bernie, ask any Township supervisor or Commissioner, they usually spend about one or two thousand dollars out of their own pocket for a run. He was fundraising for a goal of TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading about a proposed rule whereby if a person decided to run for a different office they would have to resign from their current before they could put any effort forth toward running to the other. The politicians of course did not pass it.


Anonymous said...

He does create tensions. I was at a Lehigh Co. Dems election night gathering at a restaurant last November, Pinsley & Armstrong were both there but I noticed stayed on far opposite sides of the banquet room.

Mr B More Maximum said...

Fair enough Ohare let's just say in that pinsley family something is off amd I would be suspicious of anything this guy does. Verify everything he claims.

Anonymous said...

Bernie: This is OT and since you moderate comments, you can delete. Check out the Bethlehem City Council Agenda for Tuesday. Reynolds is passing out solicitor jobs and contracts to his friends.

Anonymous said...

Ohare, I think you got this one wrong. I think there is a bigger issue going on, that i hope you will investigate. I am not a huge conspiracy person but I thinking Pinsley is snooping around in a place that the dems don't like. I don't care for his politics. He believes in medicare for all and all that shit. But he is known for going against his own party. He saved us $3M in Lehgh County healthcare costs and if you read the article, Armstrong tried to shut him down.

I went and watched his Testimony. It is clear he didn't say what Schlossberg said. The new mayor signed his name on this. The Mayor is new, has no political chops and in the first two weeks he has done nothing but sign on to this. I believe that the Mayor must have had his staff people watch this video. They had to tell him that Pinsley didn't say what was being said either that or they are incompetent. Turek signed on anyway. Why. He signed on, knowing it was a lie. What does that tell you. Pinsley has something he is working on. I don't want Pinsley to become senator or really any other politician, but he is good at protecting our money. Screw them all, but Ohare keep your eyes open for a bigger story. You dig in better than i can. Can all of those people just be idiots for signing their name to something that you can verify wasn't true or is something else going on?

Anonymous said...

Pinsley is just lashing out because he can't beat Pat Browne in the proposed SD 16. He may actually have to do the job that he was elected to do.

Meanwhile it looks like John Brown is flirting with a run for Lt Gov:

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2022/01/former-rep-jeff-coleman-announces-campaign-for-lieutenant-governor.html

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2022/01/lunch-pail-carrying-worker-guy-emerges-as-the-gubernatorial-favorite-in-regional-gop-caucus-vote.html

Anonymous said...

Pinsley and Becky Bradley of the LVPC are good buddies made for each other. The staff of both of their organizations apparently despise them both!

High turnover and low moral, sad!

Come on LaMont start your own county planning agency!

Anonymous said...

11:09, He will after he create his own Heatlh Department.